Player of the Week: Jahzeer Baker

WINTERVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - South Central senior basketball and baseball standout Jahzeer Baker is our newest WITN Pepsi Player of the Week!

"There's nothing more I love than seeing my facial expression on the news, seeing me pass the ball," said Baker with a smile. "I just love getting assists. I'd rather have 20 assists than 20 points. I just love it."

The senior point guard is averaging nearly 11 points and four assists per game.

"He's a better human being then he is a basketball player," said South Central head coach Chris Cherry. "And that's really saying a whole lot because he's a heck of a basketball player."

Baker aspires to be an actor one day and currently has one offer to play hoops in college at Saint Augustine University.

"The thing is free education," explained Baker. "I don't want to make my mom and dad pay for anything more than they have to."

For more on Baker, watch the video above.

The Falcons (19-1, 9-0) are now ranked 7th in the nation and next play at Hertford County on Wednesday at 8 p.m.